Open Thread – Happy Halloween!

 Okay, so we're a day early.The purpose of this open thread is to talk about how Halloween was viewed and handled in your old life or church. Was there an attempt by the old church you attended to co-opt Halloween and rebrand as something 'Christian' such as a Harvest Party or Trunk R' Treat? Or was it thought to be demonic and you were ordered to stay in a dark house praying against it or hand out Chick tracts instead of Fun Sized candy bars? … [Read more...]

What Lens Do The Duggar Kids See Through?

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground Recently one of the girls I once babysat called me on phone. She wanted to talk about something that happened in the past between us. I miss her and her family, but mostly, when I look back, I feel pain. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Molding Yourself To Him?

It's that time of the year, folks, that one of six times a year when No Greater Joy magazine is published and deliciously chockablock full of dubious ideas, scripture manipulations and toxic advice.by Shoshanna Pearl Easling in No Greater Joy magazine - Becoming His Kind of Woman … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Knowledge – Part 1

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideA new chapter brings a new topic: Knowledge according to Debi Pearl.  "Moral to the Story: Knowledge can save your life." "A Caution: Shrugging off learning can be devastating." Are we talking "don't eat wild mushrooms"?  Yet another cryptic beginning to a chapter by Debi. "Married life is not all romance and passion - maybe 5 percent. The rest of your time is devoted to the routine of living.  There will be unexpected trials and burdens that will catch you and your sweetie totally by surprise.  Whether your family, not to mention your passion, survives life's curveballs depend on knowledge....yours." Marriage isn't alway … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World: Part 6 – Soul Binding

[Note: this series is dedicated to Quivering Daughtersby the former-Quiverfull moms at No Longer Quivering.] by Daisy My name is Daisy. I am a good person…but I was a bad parent. … [Read more...]

Listening, Learning, Growing

This is Suzanne and I have a quick foreword here as an introduction to Vyckie Garrison's piece. You know, it's hard sometimes for people in different stages of healing and different perspectives to actually understand the pain of the other. … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World Part 5 – Confessions of a Quiverfull Hero

[Note: this series is dedicated to Quivering Daughters by the former-Quiverfull moms at No Longer Quivering.]by Daisy I was only 19 when I arrived at Christianity’s door, bruised and highly impressionable and, because of my family situation, determined to do a better job of sorting out my life than my parents had done. Victims of abuse in their own homes, my parents had learned very early to dissociate from their emotions. Our home was an emotionally sterile one and, although I know now that this is not true, as as child I believed my parents did not love me. I decided that when *I* had kids, if they grew up knowing nothing else, they would know for sure that I loved them more than bre … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World ~ Part 4: Acknowledgement and Apologies

In light of the painful situation in the Jeub family we're revisiting mothers apologies to Quiverfull daughters:by Vyckie Garrison [Note: this series is dedicated to Quivering Daughters by the former-Quiverfull moms at No Longer Quivering.] … [Read more...]

If You Are a Survivor You Might Need This Some Day; The List

by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineThere comes a day when all the careful considerations you have made as to why you know that you were really and truly sexually abused get assaulted. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 5

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe've finished the three types of women, so the chapter should end now....right? Nope.  … [Read more...]


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